The House On Mango Street Essay

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“The House on Mango Street” is a book full of different vignettes which are written by Sandra Cisneros. “The House on Mango Street” is a coming-of-age-story about a young girl named Esperanza Cordero. Throughout these vignettes we see how Esperanza grows artistically, sexually, and emotionally. While exploring her own world she experiences the shame of being poor, racism, and the beauty of writing/poetry. In “The House on Mango Street” freedom is not what you think it is. The vignettes “The Monkey Garden” and “Red Clowns” are both related to each other. “The Monkey Garden” represents the Garden of Eden from the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible. This garden was a place where you could escape through beauty and dream. However, this garden once was innocent like the garden of Eden was, but then something unfortunate happened which caused it to lose its innocents. The “loss of innocents” happened when the Tito and his friends wanted to play a more mature game. “One of Tito’s friends said you can’t get your keys unless you kiss us and sally pretended to be…show more content…
When Sally got married she thought that she will escape from her abusive father and finally get her freedom that she had dreamed about before. Little did she know, her husband would be as protective as her father was over her, so eventually she had given up every aspect of her freedom. Looking out of the window was one of her last hopes and pleasures that she had but Sally’s husband didn’t allow her to do that either. Sally says that “She is afraid to go outside without his permission”(Cisneros, page 102). In this vignette, you could tell that Sally’s husband was the one that prevented Sally from having any freedom, which caused Sally to feel like she was trapped in some kind of a
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